Last year we drove the latest edition of Porsche’s top-selling SUV, the Cayenne. You can read our launch report at this link. At that event, we sampled the Cayenne Turbo that has just over 400 kW of power on tap. Well, an even more powerful derivative has been launched, and it’s called the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo.

V8 power

Porsche has debuted two hybrid powertrains in its Cayenne range. Both options will be available in regular Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe body styles. The first engine is a 500 kW twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 coupled with and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

The electric component alone is good for 100 kW. Maximum system torque is rated as 900 N.m and is available from just above idle. These Turbo S E-hybrid models are said to accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3,8 seconds and reach a top speed of 295 km/h. The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo version can drive up to 40 km on electric power alone. The average fuel consumption is rated as 3,9–3,7 L/100 km.

V6 option

The smaller of the two engines is a 3,0-litre turbocharged V6 with an electrical component. Total system output is 340 kW, with peak torque of 700 N.m. Porsche says it can sprint from a 0 to 100 km/h in 5,1 seconds and has a top speed of 253 km/h. Average fuel consumption is quoted as 3,2–3,1 L/100 km (fuel). The purely electric range is fractionally higher at 43 km. In E-Power driving mode, hybrid Cayennes can get up to a maximum speed of 135 km/h.

A lithium-ion battery installed underneath the loadspace floor powers the electrical drive in both variants. The battery has a capacity of 14,1 kWh and can be fully charged within 2,4 hours with the standard onboard AC charger when using a 400-volt connection with a 16-amp fuse. The charging time rises to six hours when using a conventional domestic socket with a rating of 230 volts and 10 amps.

You can see the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo S in action below: